Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Now THAT is a Beholder

I just could not pass up this picture of a Beholder mini from Playing D&D With Porn Stars.

None of those slick but flawed attempts to make a bad-ass, game-balanced, encounter-level impaired two dimensional monster I've frankly grown so sick of in a new version of a game I always played. No.

This is a mini. Something tangible you can reach out and touch.

I love how the eyes pop out at you, and how critter's tongue sticks out from between its incisors - perhaps the last thing you'll see before it bites your head off.

And the eye stalks! No puny stalks here. No sir. They're thickly disgusting - like worms or maggots. Just like how they should really be!


  1. Very cool. It almost looks like a Madball, which for Beholders is not a bad thing!

  2. Wow Giles, I had to google what a Madball is, but thanks for pointing this out to me. I must have completely missed out on Madballs in the past but you're completely right- as to comparing this to a Beholder, it is not a bad thing at all. The picture I saw of a Madball reminds me of a Warhammer Squig with huge fangs. Maybe I'll even stat up a Mutant Future monster along these lines. :)

  3. Yup, it's one of those that really tend to grab your attention eh?

  4. Glad to be of service! I had a few Madballs back in the day. I even used the eyeball Madball as a gigantic Beholder in a AD&D 2E game once!

  5. And I can just imagine what a HUGE and characterful beholder that turned out to be. :)